Flying

Tiny Robot Learns To Fly Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have modified a tiny off-the-shelf robot allowing it to fly a human flight simulator...

The Dreadful Truth of Flying With Children

Natasha Batsford | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

There are some things in life that are universally regarded as a stupid idea; hula dancing in front of a lion, playing Russian roulette with a semi automatic weapon, and taking three children under 5 on a two week trip to the other side of the world.

Orphaned Baby Elephant Spirited Away In A Tiny Plane After Poachers Kill His Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged of a baby elephant being rescued in a four-seater lightweight plane, after the rest of its 100-strong herd was slaughtered by poac...

How Do You Feel About People Reclining Their Plane Seat?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this... You're going on holiday and have arrived at the airport two hours before your flight. You've gone through the rigmarole of checking...

Why Flying Ryanair Can Make You Happy

Danny McCubbin | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Last Friday I had followed my own advice and everything was going smoothly but then for some reason I started feeling agitated at everything that was happening around me. Why was the bloke next to me hogging both armrests? Why was the flight attendant so angry and snappy with the customers?

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and Didn't) About Lost Luggage

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

According to SITA (the company that tracks lost baggage performance) an estimated 21.8 million bags were mishandled in 2013 - that's almost seven items for every 1,000 passengers. It could be worse though - in 2007, the airline industry's worst year for misplaced baggage, 46.9 million bags went missing.

Arriving in Pakistan

Haris Suleman | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our departure from Al Ain was exhausting, but my father and I started to calm down once we set our sights on the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. ...

Why, Oh Why Al Ain?

Haris Suleman | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

We decided to extend our stay by one day in Cairo to be able to go to the Pyramids. The next morning we departed for Aswan, which was our departure airport for customs and we needed to buy enough Avgas (aviation gasoline) to cross the Arabian Desert on our way to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where we have some dear friends that we were staying with.

Robot Valet Parks Cars For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Ray, the world's first completely automated car park. You simply drop your car off, Ray then picks up your car and slots it into one of the em...

Change of Plans

Haris Suleman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our trip is now well underway and we are a third of the way into this adventure. Things had been going well, maybe too well...

Pilot Lands Jet With No Wheels On A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

When US Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney took off in his AV-H8 Harrier nothing could have prepared him for what he would then immediately have to do...

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

Finals Here I Come

Ray Quinn | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ray Quinn

It's the final this Sunday and I'm going to re-double my efforts to come up with my best performance of the whole series. I will be quite happy that I won't have to be doing any more flying - it's wasn't my finest hour. I'll be keeping my feet on the ground in future - in all senses of the phrase.

Neknominate: Student Sinks Pint In Plane Cockpit

Edith Hancock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university student has taken his neknomination to the next level after filming it in the co-pilot seat of an airplane. Thorfinn Stout, a business...

Why Flying Is Never Plain Sailing

Christopher Hamer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher Hamer

When did people become so comfortable with being so uncomfortable? Is it really worth the money you save? I used to love flying and now I hate it.

Cardiff-Bound Flybe Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A plane en route to Wales has been forced to make an emergency landing in Paris. The Flybe service, which was flying from Geneva to Cardiff, landed...

One Day I Flew Away...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

One of my 30 things before I'm 30 was to fly in a helicopter and this Saturday, in Chichester (I didn't know where it was either) I did it. And it was everything I wanted it to be.

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

Billboards in the Sky - Why Ryanair Needs to Change the Mood Music

Milorad Ajder | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Ryanair, one of the most successful brands in the last 25 years, has always taken an uncompromising approach when dealing with its customers - follow the rules to the letter and get a cheap fare - any deviation and costs will escalate. No excuses, no quarter given...

Man Shouts 'Bomb On This Plane' During Spirit Airlines Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

This is the moment a passenger started screaming about a bomb while on board a Spirit Airlines flight on Friday. The incident happened after the plane...

Poorna Bell

Why More Women Should Become Airline Pilots

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a perception that to be an airline pilot you need to know rocket science - perhaps it's because to most of us mortals, the idea of flying a gi...

How We Love to Put a Good Airline Down

William J. Furney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William J. Furney

But the airline has many more admirers -- over 80 million of them each year -- and for good reason: on short-haul flights of an hour or two, Ryanair has turned the once stuffy experience of flying into little more than a bus trip with wings. Who needs a seat number?

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Travel Tips - What to Pack, How to Pack

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's not easy to pick and choose from your wardrobe at home, but the sacrifice will be appreciated once you're travelling - I have to remind myself of this every time I travel.

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.